School Choice Advocate’s thoughts on Trump’s appointment of Betsy Devos as Education Secretary

By Brian L. Love


A lot of stories, articles, rants and social media have been generated about President-elect’s Trump appointment of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education. I have done my share social media and blogs on this topic. After all, I’ve worked with her group, The Great Lakes Education Project. And I’ve lobbied against them in Michigan’s legislature just this year. 

Like this election year, we all have responded to this appointment and others, with passion and the type of energy you saw during the election. It is as if the election isn’t over. I’m sorry everyone. It is over. We have to move on and figure out what is next? And what is next for our children and our nation. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, we must figure out what is the battlefield we are fighting on and how to win. We must remember what truly constitutes a win. Whatever improves conditions for our children to succeed in the classroom. To do so we must focus on the facts, not the fiction that is going on in education today. 

I was reminded of this when I read Robin Lake’s story with “The Lens” entitled, “Will Devos Learn From Detroit’s School Choice Mistakes.”  It tells the good and the bad of Detroit’s current school choice situation. 

Please read her story at this link:

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